HHV-6 and HHV-7 as exogenous agents in human lymphocytes.

  title={HHV-6 and HHV-7 as exogenous agents in human lymphocytes.},
  author={Niza Frenkel and Linda S. Wyatt},
  journal={Developments in biological standardization},
Human herpesviruses 6 and 7 (HHV-6 and HHV-7), the newly recognized lymphotropic members of the herpesvirus family, were isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of healthy individuals. HHV-7 was recovered from PBMC after exposing the cells to conditions leading to T cell activation. No virus could be recovered from quiescent non-activated cultures, suggesting that the virus resided latently in these cells and that it could be induced from latency by T cell activation. HHV-6… CONTINUE READING
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